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8 of 10 Richest Congressional Districts are Repped by Democrats

April 1, 2014 by Daniel Greenfield

The two richest men in America are Obama supporters. Obama won the wealthiest places in the country and the richest House districts are Democratic territory.

The Democratic Party’s class warfare is as much a hoax as its constant claims of racism.

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    Republicans are the party of the rich, right? It’s a label that has stuck for decades, and you’re hearing it again as Democrats complain about GOP opposition to raising the minimum wage and extending unemployment benefits.

    But in Congress, the wealthiest among us are more likely to be represented by a Democrat than a Republican. Of the 10 richest House districts, only two have Republican congressmen. Democrats claim the top six, sprinkled along the East and West coasts. Most are in overwhelmingly Democratic states like New York and California.

    The richest: New York’s 12th Congressional District, which includes Manhattan’s Upper East Side, as well as parts of Queens and Brooklyn. Democrat Carolyn Maloney is in her 11th term representing the district.

    Per capita income in Maloney’s district is $75,479. That’s more than $75,000 a year for every man, woman and child. The next highest income district, which runs along the southern California coast, comes in at $61,273. Democrat Henry Waxman is in his 20th term representing the Los Angeles-area district.

    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco district comes in at No. 8.

    Across the country, Democratic House districts have an average per capita income of $27,893. That’s about $1,000 higher than the average income in Republican districts.


The Republicans are the party of the middle class. It’s about time the GOP did a better job of representing that.

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Re: 8 of 10 Richest Congressional Districts are Repped by Democrats
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2014, 05:32:00 PM »
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The Republicans are the party of the middle class. It’s about time the GOP did a better job of representing that.


no duh

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Re: 8 of 10 Richest Congressional Districts are Repped by Democrats
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2014, 05:40:07 PM »
Frontpage Mag

8 of 10 Richest Congressional Districts are Repped by Democrats

April 1, 2014 by Daniel Greenfield

The two richest men in America are Obama supporters. Obama won the wealthiest places in the country and the richest House districts are Democratic territory.

The Democratic Party’s class warfare is as much a hoax as its constant claims of racism.

The Republicans are the party of the middle class. It’s about time the GOP did a better job of representing that.

Yeah. They seem most beholden to corporate interests.

Protecting jobs by protecting the borders, and by placing tariffs on imports doesn't seem to really be on their radar screen.

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Re: 8 of 10 Richest Congressional Districts are Repped by Democrats
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2014, 05:52:16 PM »
Direct connection to the recent court ruling on campaign contributions? 


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Re: 8 of 10 Richest Congressional Districts are Repped by Democrats
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2014, 05:54:12 PM »
If you are rich enough, you can afford to be a democrat.


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